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jamie costello, abc2 news. >>> the balance of privacy and national security, president barack obama addressed that saying he stands behinds the nsa's program but the jeans agency needs to be more transparties, but it didn't end there. >> reporter: right out of the gate, president obama announced a series of reforms. >> we can and must be more transparent. >> reporter: that include as civil liberties office, a high level commission to review the intelligence program and coordination with congress to review the program that collects telephone records. >> it's in the enough for me has president to have confidence in these programs. the american people need to have confidence in them as well. >> reporter: the president insisted the changes who have taken place even if edward snowden had not leaked the details of the secret programs. >> it would have been less exciting. i think we would have got on it the same place. >> reporter: but it vindicates him. >> i don't think snowden is a president. >> reporter: if snowden thinks he's innocent, he should return to the u.s. there were other aven
, but the violence is still there. the spiritual guide was arrested. now in washington the obama administration continues its tiptoeing issue around this and what the next step, we don't know what it will be. egypt gets a billion dollars in aid every year. >> u.s. officials are not taking the decision whether to suspend aid to egypt lightly. we have more on that and why some u.s. companies have every reason to keep the money flowing. >> reporter: the obama administration could say enough's enough and cut i'd to egypt, but some american companies want to keep that money flowing because they are the ones cashing in. >> you're buying u.s. equipment from u.s. contractors. >> reporter: the u.s. doesn't cut a check to egypt it. deposits if in the federal reserve bank. that pays american defense contractors to build the weapons, in part, for egypt. that includes $400 million to general dynamics and $2.5 million to lockheed for f16's. big contracts got it by sending legions of lobbyists to capitol hill. they remind them that if the bongs and lockheeds can't build, then the smaller ones from lie mow, oh
killed. in washington the hogs is anxious -- obama administration is anxiously watching. >> our ability to influence the outcome in egypt is limited. it's up to the egyptian people. >> reporter: egypt is a critical ally in the middle east. the u.s. gives a billion in military aid each year but that funding may be in jep day. based on the recent instability and violence, they're reviewing that aid. >> there are consequences. >> reporter: adding to the volatile situation in egypt, hosni mubarak could be e reese -- released. judicial officials said there were no lonr grounds to keep him in culls zip ending a final verdict. the white house has not weighed in. >> there's an -- it's an egyptian matter for them to determine. >> reporter: the white house said the egyptian government must stick to its commitment to a democratic government. >>> monday for a lot of people back to school. for a lot of us back to work. it got bright at times, even in the state capital. the calm in the severn river. gray skies over charm city. 76 degrees right now. humidity is moderate and winds are southwesterly at
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